Further your career while making a positive impact in the lives of others with a degree in Human Services

NSCC’s Human Services Practitioner Associate Degree program provides the academic work and field experience for successful careers in human services, as well as a strong foundation for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. NSCC’s program is unique in that students may choose to specialize in either Mental Health or Gerontology. Students are encouraged to build upon their unique abilities to work collaboratively with individuals, families, and agencies. The program fosters the development of the skills necessary for practitioners in human services through active learning strategies, clinical field placements, community research projects, and case studies.

Upon graduation students are qualified for entry level positions such as:
Mental health counselor
Residential case manager
Outreach worker
Gerontology assistant
Crisis intervention worker
Life skills counselor
Family advocate
Community organizer

Several of the Human Services Pathways Offer Grant Funded Coursework and Tuition Assistance.  Please email humanservices@northshore.edu for more information



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If you have questions related to program admissions or applications, please contact info@northshore.edu or call 978-762-4188.

If you have program advising related questions, please contact humanservices@northshore.edu or call 781-477-2215.

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North Shore Community College is an accredited public institute of higher education where all are welcome and each is challenged. NSCC is accredited by NECHE, the New England Commission of Higher Education.

NSCC’s Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Associate Degree program is a Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Addiction Services Approved Education Provider.

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